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DITA Best Practices: A Roadmap for Writing, Editing, and Architecting in DITA by Jenifer Schlotfeldt, Michelle Carey, Laura Bellamy

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Chapter 13. Content Editing

Editing is essential to ensure the quality of your information. When you move to DITA, you might consider new ways to handle your traditional content editing process by editing not only the DITA markup but also the content itself in the DITA source files.

In addition to performing code reviews, you can do more common edits of the information in the DITA source to identify problems in grammar, style, punctuation, concreteness, completeness, clarity, and other areas. If you’ve edited content in other formats such as Microsoft Word® or SGML, you already understand the benefits of reviewing source files. When you edit in DITA, the advantages can be even greater.

The idea of editing in DITA source files rather than output ...

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